Investigation of an off-road vehicle equipped with magnetorheological dampers

Michał Makowski , Lech Knap


At present, owing predominantly to advances in measurement technology, microprocessor control and development of smart materials have witnessed a widespread adoption of semi-active damping systems based on magnetorheological fluid technology into everyday life. An important class of systems which utilize magnetorheological technology is constituted by vehicle vibration systems. These systems are generally equipped with different numbers of reciprocating or rotary dampers filled with magnetorheological fluid. Dampers and their properties are controlled by an electronic controller with embedded control algorithm. In this article, a simplified model of an off-road vehicle equipped with a real-time controlled semi-active suspension system with magnetorheological dampers is presented. In addition, a simple algorithm employed to control them is described. Algorithm efficacy has been verified by means of conducting numerous road and off-road experiments employing Honker 2000 vehicle. The main goal of this article is to present simplified yet efficient methods for controlling changes in properties of suspension of an off-road vehicle with magnetorheological dampers. These properties are controlled by an optimization algorithm responsible for an optimal selection of friction in magnetorheological dampers. The algorithm allows for a substantial improvement of the performance of an off-road vehicle suspension.
Author Michał Makowski (FACME / IAE)
Michał Makowski,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Lech Knap (FACME / IAE)
Lech Knap,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
Journal seriesAdvances in Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 1687-8132, e-ISSN 1687-8140, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishOff-road vehicle, magnetorheological damper, wheel force, semi-active suspension
ASJC Classification2210 Mechanical Engineering
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.555; WoS Impact Factor: 2015 = 0.64 (2) - 2016=0.946 (5)
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